At about 8:38 a.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd, Verlin Cokley, struck a patrol vehicle in Parkersburg, Illinois, leading to his arrest. He would need representation from a car accident lawyer.
The crash report disclosed that a trooper with the Illinois State Patrol District 19 initiated a traffic stop on a truck tractor semi-trailer (TTST) combination vehicle on Illinois Route 130 near West Street. The location is near the ISP District 19/12 border, but the incident occurred in District 12.
The trooper pulled into an empty private lot with emergency lights activated to complete the traffic stop’s enforcement. At about 9:45 a.m., Cokley, the lot’s owner, drove his white 2005 Chevrolet SUV into the front of the squad car.
The ISP said that the trooper was inside the vehicle when the collision happened, but he escaped unharmed. The suspect was also uninjured. The police carried out a preliminary investigation and arrested Cokley at the conclusion.
The investigators charged him with aggravated assault, reckless driving, and criminal damage to state-supported property. They transported him to the Richland County Jail pending when he meets his bail requirement.
The investigation into the occurrence is ongoing, and there’s currently no additional information. Aggravated assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable with one year in prison, and (or) $2,500 fine. If the offender used a weapon, it is a Class 4 felony punishable by a prison term of 1-3 years or a fine of $25 000 or both.
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